Iran's Rouhani slams United States 'economic terrorism' in clash with Trump

  • Iran's Rouhani slams United States 'economic terrorism' in clash with Trump

Iran's Rouhani slams United States 'economic terrorism' in clash with Trump

Speeches by the president before the U.N. General Assembly and by national security adviser John Bolton to an organization that opposed the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, from which the Trump administration withdrew in May, appeared to mark an escalation of rhetoric.

Besides calling out Iran, Trump also criticized China for its trade practices but made no mention of Russia's interference in Syria's war or its suspected meddling in USA elections.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo repeated the offer on Sunday and expanded it to Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei, telling Fox News: "That's who's running the show in Iran".

Once again, he made it clear he has no regrets about withdrawing the USA from "the terrible 2015 nuclear deal" and urged other countries to do the same. The next round of sanctions will take effect in early November.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a press conference before the UN General Assembly in New York City on September 24, 2018.

"We believe that when nations respect the rights of their neighbors and defend the interests of their people, they can better work to secure the blessings of safety, prosperity and peace", he said.

In his United Nations speech, Mr Trump compared USA relations with Iran to what he called improved ties with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who Mr Trump had met in Singapore in June as part of a still-unfulfilled drive to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons. Instead, Temer's speech was followed by an awkward pause as United Nations officials prepared the podium to accommodate the No. 3 speaker, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno Garces, who is in a wheelchair.

Iran curbed its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief in the 2015 nuclear accord. "I am sure he is an absolutely lovely man", referring to the his Iranian counterpart, who is also set to speak at the UN General Assembly.

US President Donald Trump wants Iran to be isolated by nations around the world due to what he deems to be aggressive behaviour.

He even hinted that states should encourage revolution in Iran to ensure the country never obtains a nuclear weapon.

"When we made a USA contribution of $60 million in January, we made it clear that the United States was no longer willing to shoulder the very disproportionate share of the burden of UNRWA's costs that we had assumed for many years", State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement earlier this month. "In its estimation, might makes right".

"But this administration has an authoritarian understanding of global relationship". "It seems to be a way to get countries to fall in line behind Trump and his administration".

He also cited the support of several Middle East nations for exiting the landmark pact, such as Israel and Saudi Arabia.

President Donald Trump says he has no plans to meet this week with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (hah-SAHN' roh-HAH'-nee) "despite requests". Aside from Iran, the other participants are Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the European Union. "They're an infringement on the people themselves", Bolton said.

"Iran's neighbours have paid a heavy toll for the regime's agenda of aggression and expansion", Trump said, accusing Iranian leaders of having "embezzled billions of dollars" from the country's treasury to wage proxy wars.